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Featured SpeakerSharon Bryson of the NTSB speaking on “Transportation Disasters: Following our Compass”
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The 12th World Congress on Stress, Trauma and Coping is the premier forum for multidisciplinary exchange of ideas and information among those who provide crisis intervention & disaster mental health services.
Be among the 800 professionals from around the world and across the U.S. who will be in Baltimore for 90 presentations exploring the evolving field of crisis intervention. You’ll:
- learn about innovative programs and new research,
- benefit from the lessons others have learned, and
- be a part of the discussion of the challenges and opportunities for the future
The 12th World Congress provides an unparalleled opportunity to examine:
- what works
- what’s evidence-based &
- the challenges and opportunities for the future
Sessions during the 12th World Congress have been designed to:
- provoke critical thinking
- challenge current convention
- offer innovative ideas and insights &
- fully explore the many applications of critical incident response in various industries, settings and situations
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in learning more about comprehensive crisis intervention and peer support will benefit from attending the 12th World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping. The World Congress brings together people from a wide variety of professions and practice settings who have an interest in helping others prepare for or deal with the aftereffects of traumatic or critical incidents.
Not sure if the World Congress is right for you? Click here to see an expanded list of professions and practice settings represented by World Congress attendees.
Whats New This Year
Keynote Presentations by representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Homeland Security, and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Visit the Program Highlights page for full details.
Post-Congress Workshop on Managing School Crises: From Theory to Application, applicable toward completion of an ICISF Certificate of Specialized Training.
Visit the Education section to review all Pre-Congress, Main Congress and Post-Congress educational offerings.
New or updated Events & Activities include:
“Food for Thought: Navigating Complex Situations” Lunch Discussion (Events section)
Evening Plenary / Military Symposium (Events section)
“Ready! Set! Sail!” Party – Fun, Games, Dinner & Dancing (Events section)
Spiritual Care Special Interest Group Meeting (Events section, Special Meetings)
Review all of the Special Events, Meetings & Activities by visiting the Events section.